Governor Nixon pardons 8 offenders - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Governor Nixon pardons 8 offenders

(Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) -

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon granted pardons to eight people convicted of non-violent offenses.

Three of the people who were pardoned were convicted in southeast Missouri.

Christine Dickens was convicted in 2002 for passing a bad check in St. Francois County. She paid a $50 fine. Dickens has a job and is working on her associate's degree.

Michael McIntire completed a two-year probation after being convicted of stealing and burglary in Cape Girardeau County in 1964. He went on to serve in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and then served in the U.S. Air Force. McIntire is retired and lives in Virginia now.

Barry Middleton pleaded guilty to stealing a saddle in Stoddard County in 1970. He spent 60 days in jail and another two years on probation. Middleton is now retired.

Governor Nixon said, "My office gives a very careful review to each petition for clemency we receive, because the power to grant pardons is a weighty responsibility."

"Those reviews have shown that in each of these cases the individual has taken the right steps to become law-abiding and a contributing member of his or her community, and that a pardon is merited," he added.

On Wednesday, Governor Nixon signed a bill that makes it easier for former offenders to petition the court to close their criminal records.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • What you need to know June 19

    What you need to know June 19

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:31 AM EDT2018-06-20 09:31:00 GMT
    Today may be a good day to get outside (Source: Pixabay)Today may be a good day to get outside (Source: Pixabay)

    Good morning, it is Tuesday, June 19. First Alert Forecast It’s going to be hot again. Air temperatures will top out in the lower 90s, but the feels-like temperatures will be in the upper 90s.

    Good morning, it is Tuesday, June 19. First Alert Forecast It’s going to be hot again. Air temperatures will top out in the lower 90s, but the feels-like temperatures will be in the upper 90s.

  • Endangered Person Advisory for 80-year-old man in IL

    Endangered Person Advisory for 80-year-old man in IL

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:15 AM EDT2018-06-20 09:15:32 GMT
    ISP issued an Endangered Person Advisory for James Crews (Source: LEAP)ISP issued an Endangered Person Advisory for James Crews (Source: LEAP)
    ISP issued an Endangered Person Advisory for James Crews (Source: LEAP)ISP issued an Endangered Person Advisory for James Crews (Source: LEAP)

    The Illinois State Police has activated an Endangered Missing Person Advisory at the request of the Wood River Police.

    The Illinois State Police has activated an Endangered Missing Person Advisory at the request of the Wood River Police.

  • Wanted White County, IL inmates still on the run

    Wanted White County, IL inmates still on the run

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:09:02 GMT
    Zachery Shock (left) and Johnny Tipton (right) are still on the run. (Source: White County Sheriff's Department)Zachery Shock (left) and Johnny Tipton (right) are still on the run. (Source: White County Sheriff's Department)

    White and Hamilton County deputies and state police were all still on the lookout, but no new clues have surfaced.

    White and Hamilton County deputies and state police were all still on the lookout, but no new clues have surfaced.

Powered by Frankly